Welcome. I am so glad that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax while I share with you the inspiration for a new painting. The heat finally hit the coastal areas of Southern California and it is just too hot to share my morning tea with you. This morning I froze organic raspberries in ice cube trays to drop into a glass of water and made refreshing raspberry water to offer you.
Today we are going to leave my garden and I am going to take you with me to Cannery Paints, the art studio located in the historic section of Newport Beach, where I paint on Mondays with the "Monday Girls".
I shared a post a few weeks ago about an art show at Cannery Paints.
I am painting something for my living room and want it to have a seaside cottage garden feel with all of my favorite flowers - Sunflowers, Hydrangeas, Geraniums, books, sea shells, blue and white china and flags.
I like to gather inspiration from items around my house and garden:
I put some of my favorite things around my house together to get an idea of how they would look in a new painting.
Cannery paints is located two blocks from the beautiful Newport bay and I love to paint the bay in the background of my "seaside cottage garden paintings."
I did not like the way the red boat sitting on top of books looked and decided to paint it out.
I decided to try adding a basket with white Geraniums and two little flags. . . let's see how that works!!
I also added two Sunflowers and still need to make a few changes to the starfish as they are reading as the same color as the clay flower pots. That will have to come later as it is late and my paints are drying out and I need to go home to feed Benley, my Sudio Assistant.
Thank you for stopping by. I sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
" Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1